Prior to the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, Congress forbid the use of almost all types of precious metals in IRAs. The only precious metals Americans were allowed to own directly within IRA accounts were U.S.-minted American Eagle gold and silver coins.

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The financial landscape over the past few years has been marked by significant volatility. The initial shock came with the COVID shutdowns, which introduced a wave of uncertainty in the market and, unfortunately, temporarily diminished many people’s retirement savings.

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Key to a secure and happy retirement is diversification. Putting all your eggs in one proverbial basket will leave them exposed to whims of the stock market.

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Over the past three years, it seems that an economic recession has become increasingly difficult to pin down. Lockdowns caused a recession, sure. But they came and went… kind of. What is the state of the U.S. and global economy now, and are we qualifying for something akin to 2008-2011? Why has “recession 2023” become a buzzword in the media?

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For the first time since 1971, it seems we’re faced with a real prospect of the dollar collapsing. Not just a loss in the value of the dollar and then a bounceback, as is the case due to interest rates hikes and cuts. No, here we are talking something more along the lines of the Venezuelan bolivar.

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After decades of tame price growth, red-hot inflation is back with a vengeance. Thanks to a unique combination of factors, people’s pocketbooks are once again suffering from surging prices. 2022’s investor playbook features some timeless wisdom for dealing with inflation, as well as a recognition that this year’s challenges won’t exactly mirror the inflation crises of old, such as during the 1970s.

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